Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Handwriting is Going Out of Fashion, But Let's at Least Remember How to Draw

A drawing of Leonardo da Vinci 
Like handwriting, drawing may become an extinct talent. From the first days of mankind, with charcoal and ochre on cave walls, to our own generation, with funny caricatures in exercise books or letters home, drawing has been co‑natural with humanity. Even Queen Victoria seems a far less rigid figure once one has seen her sketch from 1842 of her toddler daughter chubbily unclothed and attempting to climb into a bath as high as a wheelie-bin. Writing can create pictures, but it would be a disaster to lose the power of the pencil, which has an extra dimension on which it can literally draw. [link]